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November 9, 2022  •  

Georgia Governor Kemp Reelected

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has won his bid for reelection. Kemp defeated his Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams. Kemp won by a wide margin, winning 53.4% of the vote while Abrams won 45.8%.

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October 17, 2022  •  

State Representative Wayne Howard Died

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Georgia State Rep. Henry “Wayne” Howard died on October 13. Howard represented the 124th District, which covers portions of Augusta-Richmond County. He was running unopposed in next month’s midterm election after also running unopposed in the Democratic primary. A special election […]

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February 14, 2022  •  

Georgia Special Election Scheduled

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Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced a special election for Georgia House District 45 will be held on April 5 with a runoff to be held on May 3, if needed. The seat was vacated when Rep. Matt Dollar resigned […]

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February 2, 2022  •  

Representative Resigns from Georgia House

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Rep. Matt Dollar announced his resignation from the Georgia House of Representatives. The resignation comes after he accepted a position as deputy commissioner of economic development for the Technical College System of Georgia. Dollar previously announced he would not seek […]

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December 2, 2021  •  

Georgia Special Session Adjourns

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The Georgia General Assembly adjourned the special session on November 22. The special session was dedicated to the redrawing of state and federal districts, which passed mainly on party lines. The newly approved maps were sent to Gov. Brian Kemp […]

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Former Savannah, Georgia Mayor Edna Jackson wins the special election for State House District 165. Jackson’s victory was by a significant margin avoiding the need for a runoff election. Jackson will succeed longtime friend, the late Rep. Mickey Stephens, in […]

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October 1, 2021  •  

Contribution Limits Increased

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The Georgia Campaign Finance Commission has voted to approve the biennial increase to contribution limits. The limit for statewide offices increased $600 up to $7,600 for each primary and general election and $400 up to $4,500 for each runoff. The […]

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September 24, 2021  •  

Special Session Announced

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Gov. Brian Kemp called a special session of the Georgia General Assembly to convene on November 3. The special session will focus on redistricting, as well as to consider ratification of executive orders and confirmations of gubernatorial appointments.

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September 9, 2021  •  

Georgia Special Election Announced

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has announced a special election for House District 165 to coincide with the November 2 municipal elections. If needed, a runoff will be held on November 30. The House District 165 seat became vacant upon the […]

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May 11, 2021  •  

Georgia Special Elections Announced

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has announced special elections for House districts 34 and 156 to be held on June 15 to fill seats recently vacated by lawmaker resignations. Rep. Bert Reeves resigned to accept a position at Georgia Tech and […]

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May 3, 2021  •  

Georgia Representative Resigns

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Georgia State Representative Bert Reeves resigned on April 30 after accepting the position of vice president for institute relations at Geris Tech. Gov. Brian Kemp is expected to announce a special election for the now vacant District 34 seat.

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Georgia’s 2021 Legislative session adjourned sine die on March 31. Among the measures passed is Senate Bill 202, which was signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp on March 25 and made sweeping changes to the State’s voting laws, including […]

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Republican incumbent Sen. David Perdue failed to secure a majority in his reelection bid, which means now both of Georgia’s U.S. Senate races will be decided by runoff elections on January 5, 2021. Perdue will face Democratic challenger Jon Ossof […]

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November 4, 2020  •  

U.S. Senate Race Heads for January Runoff

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With no candidate securing a majority, one of Georgia’s U.S. Senate races is heading for a runoff election. Democrat Raphael Warnock and Republican Kelly Loeffler will face each other in the runoff election scheduled for January 5, 2021.

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